Joseph F. Lentini

April 22, 2006

Joseph F. Lentini

Lentini – in Billerica, by accident, April 22nd, Joseph F. “Joe???, beloved husband of Kay (Boodakian) Lentini. Devoted son of Carl and Ruth (Hines) Lentini of Wilmington. Dear brother of Carl Lentini and his wife Linda of Wilmington, Kevin Lentini and his wife Kathy of No. Reading, Maria White of Woburn, Lisa Danehy and her husband Bob of Wilmington, Andrea Richards and her husband Tom of Wilmington and Alison Fogel and her husband Dave of Bradford. Cherished uncle of Amy, Godson Carlton Lentini Jr. Philip, Kevin Jr., Kyle and Kole Lentini, Ryan and Ashley White, Heather and Brittany Danehy, Amanda and Zachary Richards. Loving son-in-law of Harry Boodakian and his wife Delores of Winchester and brother-in-law of Michael Boodakian of Reading and Scott Boodakian and his wife Judy of NH and Godson of Rosemary. Very special grandson-in-law of the late Kayane Jelal. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncle and cousins. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday April 26th at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 9. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Aleppo Shriners, 99 Fordham Rd.,Wilmington, MA 01887.

Joseph F. Lentini, beloved husband of Kay (Boodakian) Lentin1 passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident early Saturday morning, April 22nd, he was forty nine years of age.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of Carl and Ruth (Hines) Lentini. He was raised and educated in Woburn, graduating from Woburn High School Class of 1975. Following high school “Joe??? as he was known to his family and peers, furthered his education at Garber Travel. After completing his training there, he had the opportunity to travel to throughout Europe escorting groups of travelers to the historically significant and charming areas of the different countries. Upon his return to the States, he began working at a local Bank initially as a bank teller and working his way up to a Branch Manager in just a brief period of time. Of late, Joe had been the General Manager of Friend’s Landing in Haverhill, a local night club, and had made changes there which resulted in improving the Club’s already fine reputation. He was very involved in all aspects of management, assuring things were always done in the finest way.

In 1992, Joe married the love of his life, Kay Boodakian. Together they shared many happy years, traveling often, to Las Vegas, Washington DC, Bermuda, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Both he and Kay enjoyed card games with family , friends and neighbors.

Joe was also very involved in volunteering his time with the Shriners at their auditorium in Wilmington. Whether it be the circus, rodeo or other special charity events held there, Joe could be found in the kitchen, cooking up a storm. He was often times joined by his wife Kay, who also volunteered at the Shriners. In his leisure, Joe’s favorite times were spent with his wife,Kay, at home, relaxing or enjoying movies of which Star Trek was their favorite.

Joe was predeceased by his grandmother-in-law, Kayane Jelal, who very special to him.

In addition to his wife Kay and his parents Carl and Ruth, Joe is survived by his brothers and sisters, Carl Lentini and his wife Linda of Wilmington, Kevin Lentini and his wife Kathy of No. Reading, Maria White of Woburn, Lisa Danehy and her husband Bob of Wilmington, Andrea Richards and her husband Tom of Wilmington and Alison Fogel and her husband Dave of Bradford, his niece and nephews,Amy, Godson Carlton Lentini Jr. Philip, Kevin Jr., Kyle and Kole Lentini, Ryan and Ashley White, Heather and Brittany Danehy, Amanda and Zachary Richards, his father-in-law, Harry Boodakian and his wife Delores of Winchester, brothers-in-law, Michael Boodakian of Reading and Scott Boodakian and his wife Judy of NH and his Godmother Rosemary. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncle and cousins. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, April 26th at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 9. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Aleppo Shriners, 99 Fordham Rd.,Wilmington, MA 01887.

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  1. Dear Ruth and Carl,
    So sorry for the loss of your beloved son.

    May God grant you and the family his peace at this most difficult time.

  2. Lentini Family

    I worked with Joe at Dowd and xpedx and can’t tell you how much he helped me out! Without his help, not sure how if I could of made it! I last spoke to Joe about a year ago when he was working at Ginsburg and was hoping to meet up with him for lunch, but lost touch when the company was sold.

    I can’t say enough about a wonderful person he was and I wanted to let you know how sorry I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Elise Gambino-Hamilton
    Winchester,MA

  3. I worked with Joe for many years at the old Dowd Company which later became xpedx. I was a Sales Rep and Joe handled my accounts. My customers loved working with him–he was always pleasant and friendly, and very efficient. I really enjoyed our years as colleagues and will always remember his smile.

    I will also always remember Joe and Kay’s wedding…I never saw two people so happy and in love. Fletcher (my late husband and also xpedx employee) and I were touched by the closeness and love evident in both Joe’s and Kay’s families! I pray that the many years of wonderful memories will sustain you all during this sad and difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Marsha Oakes
    Belfast, Maine

  4. I worked with Joe at xpedx in the customer service department. He was a wealth of information, and helped me a great deal when I started working there. He was always happy and smiling, and a joy to work with. I hope and pray your memories will get you all through this tough times.
    Sincerely,
    Richard Payeur, Lawrence, MA

  5. Saturday evening I went to Friend’ nightclub. As I walked into the lobby I was approached by daytime manager Judy as she broke the news to me. It was very emotional and I am so sorry to hear of this news. I worked for the club in many capacities and for Joe as a bartender for about 2 years. Joe made everyone feel comfortable whether you were a guest or patron. He will be truly missed.

    My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Sincerly
    Rick Guarente – Haverhill, Ma

  6. Mary Curtin

    Having worked with Joe (and Kathy) for many years at the old Dowd Company, I was shocked and dismayed to learn of Joe’s death.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.

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